Dan Leach

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Born and raised in one of the nation’s most important cities, Detroit, Dan Leach has always had a very deep connection to the city and teams he grew up loving and rooting for. Even while working in TV and Radio away from the Motor City, his love for his hometown and its great teams never wavered. Rumors of him coming out of the womb signing “Forward Down The Field” lead to epic trips to Lions and Michigan football games with his grandpa and father starting at age two. There his bond and love of sports was born.

A graduate and classmate of Charlie Batch and Earl Boykins at Eastern Michigan University , he was often seen cracking Boykins up as he diagramed plays in one of the greatest college courses ever assembled, “Theory of Basketball 101.” Dan then was lucky enough to be baptized in broadcasting as an intern with Dan “Touchdown Detroit Lions” Miller at Fox 2. Stops in Costa Rica (some of the most beautiful women in the world), Atlanta, and Florida followed.

He comes back home to join 97.1 The Ticket after hosting nationally syndicated shows on Sports Byline USA and Sirius Satellite Radio. Dan has also called football and basketball play-by-play on radio and TV, most recently on the NAFL game of the week on CAMTV.

An avid hot air balloon enthusiast, huge Pearl Jam fan, and always willing to look at both sides of an argument or story, Dan could not be happier to be joining the great team at 97.1 The Ticket. He looks forward to sparking hearty debate, entertaining the great people of Michigan, and making the world a better place one listener at a time.

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16:  Clint Dempsey of the United States celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Instant Reaction: U.S. Stunner To Open ’14 World Cup In Brazil [BLOG]

“Soccer is truly a beautiful game that if many would just give a chance would fall in love with.”

97.1 The Ticket–06/16/2014

Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: The 3 Most Important Detroit Tigers Right Now

As the calendar crosses over into June, the Tigers find themselves with a very important month ahead.

97.1 The Ticket–06/03/2014

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a three run home run in the ninth inning during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 13, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Tigers defeated the Orioles 4-1. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Wins Like Last Night Show Why Tigers Are (And Deserve To Be) The World Series Favorite [BLOG]

It’s only one regular season game of 162 this season, but what transpired in the cool Baltimore night air on Tuesday night had a truly magical quality about it.

97.1 The Ticket–05/14/2014

Head coach Stan Van Gundy leads the Orlando Magic against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on April 22, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Magic 101-74.  (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Pistons Have Their Best Coach In Place Since Larry Brown [BLOG]

You could even make a case that they might have the best long-term solution as coach in place since Chuck Daly.

97.1 The Ticket–05/14/2014

Sammy Watkins #2 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Clemson defeated Ohio State 40-35. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: DTM’s Final Detroit Lions Top 3 Draft Options At No. 10

It is no secret that the Lions need help in the secondary, have to find a LB who can be impactful, and in what many feel is possibly the deepest WR draft ever, have to find an impact wideout.

97.1 The Ticket–05/06/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a press conference to discuss Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling at the Hilton Hotel on April 29, 2014 in New York City. Silver announced that Sterling will be banned from the NBA for life and will be fined $2.5 million for racist comments released in audio recordings. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Why Adam Silver Made The Right Decision [BLOG]

While he has every right under the First Amendment to say those hateful words, that in no way means there should be no consequences for those actions.

97.1 The Ticket–04/29/2014

The Miami Heat celebrate winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena June 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Heat won the NBA Finals for the second consecutive year, defeating the Spurs 95-88 in Game 7 of the championship series. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Leach’s List: 2014 NBA Playoffs Preview And Predictions

Mark it down! This is a DTM Prediction Machine special!

97.1 The Ticket–04/19/2014

Jakub Kindl #4 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his second-period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Leach’s List: Why The Detroit Red Wings’ 23-Year Playoff Streak Is So Special

What has been basically a certainty since 1991, seeing playoff hockey in the D in the spring, is something that so many other cities and fan based wish they could be a part of.

97.1 The Ticket–04/10/2014

Desmond Haymon #25 of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks tries to hold onto the ball while defended by JeQuan Lewis #1 and Jordan Burgess #20 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 21, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

DTM’s Instant Reaction: Greatest Tourney Game Finish Ever?

Where does this game and finish rank in NCAA tourney lore for you?

97.1 The Ticket–03/21/2014

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: 2014 NCAA Bracket To Win Your Office Pool And Impress Your Friends

The madness has officially begun! Just watch the NCAA Tournament promo and tell me you are not unbelievably fired up for one of the greatest times of the year to be a sports fan.

97.1 The Ticket–03/16/2014

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